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Miriam Körner
Air Ronge
Audience Age Groups
Secondary (Grades 10-12)
Middle (Grades 6-9)
Elementary (Grades K - 5)

Miriam Körner

Intrigued by the vast wilderness of the Canadian North Miriam Körner moved to northern Saskatchewan from Germany. With newly acquired chainsaw skills, she built a tiny cabin tucked away in the bush, learned to run a dog team, and how to survive in the wilderness. Not long after her inauguration into the Canadian life-style she set out on her first thousand-mile dog team and canoe expedition along the ancient routes of the peoples who first inhibited this country. She shares her passion for wilderness and the deep respect of the people she meets on her journeys through her writing, photography and visual art. Miriam writes non-fiction for magazines and fiction for children and young adults. Her picture book, co-authored by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal, When the Trees Crackle with Cold (YNWP, 2016) won a Saskatchewan Book Award and a Moonbeam Award. Her young adult novel Yellow Dog (Red Deer Press) was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book award and five young readers' choice awards from B.C. to Ontario. Both books are currently on the Willow Awards List. Her newest novel Qaqavii (Red Deer Press) is set for release in Spring 2019.

Workshops Offered

Books for Kids - Age Six to Twelve
Group Size: 4-20
Year: 0
Even the most reluctant readers and writers are intrigued by the idea to write their own book. This workshop focuses on the basic elements of story writing and illustrating. Younger children will develop a story together and each participant will illustrate a paragraph, while older children will be encouraged to write and illustrate their own story as part of an anthology. Expected time frame: 6- 8 sessions a 2 hrs.
Custom Workshops
Group Size: 4-20
Year: 0
Whether you are a school, writing group or community organization, I love to share my skills with you. Custom workshops can range from one hour to weeklong projects and can cater from kindergarten to grade 12 as well as adults. Please contact me if you would like to set up a workshop about - writing/illustrating picture book - writing for young adults - writing creative non-fiction - finding your voice
Storytelling and Illustrating - Age Five to Fifteen
Group Size: 5-20
Year: 0
This is the shortened version of Books for Kids. In this workshop we will develop a collaborative story together. Children then will create a cover for the collaborative story. Expected time frame: 1-2 hours for younger children, 3-4 hours for older children.



Red Deer Press, 2019

When We Had Sled Dogs

YNWP, 2019

When the Trees Crackle with Cold

YNWP, 2016

Yellow Dog

Red Deer Press, 2016

Li'l Shadd: A Story of Ujima

YNWP, 2015


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Up Here
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  • Action/Adventure
  • Travel
  • Storytelling


  • Manuscript Critiquing (Not Editing)
Genre Writing
  • Children’s Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Feature Writing
  • Interviews
  • Photojournalism
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Writer-in-Residence
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